Aftermath: The Deepwater Horizon, Two Years on

By Amelia Hennighausen - 2012-04-27T23:08:42Z

Photograph by Derick E. Hingle/Bloomberg

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Burning off the Oil

A controlled burn of oil is conducted near the spill source on July 15, 2010, the same day the well was finally capped.

More than 45,000 people were working in some capacity to contain the spill at the peak of the crisis.

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